Download a free copy of the Career Planning Guide Below!

The “Career Planning Guide” is a resource you can utilize from your 1st semester in school to your post-college job search needs. The guide contains career planning resources, Penn Highlands staff/ faculty directory and employer directory .  The free copy of the guide is available for pick up in the Bookstore, Student Success Center and at the Education Center Locations (check with Education Center Staff for availability), or you may view it online.

Please note, our individual handout materials have been incorporated into the “Career Guide” document. The Soft Skills Worksheet is on page 11. This worksheet contains a list of the top “soft skills" that have been identified as critical employability skills by employers. Be sure to market your “soft skills” to employers in your résumé and cover letter document. Students can find the Résumé Writing Worksheet on page 14. This worksheet is designed to assist students in creating a draft résumé.

Survey Results

Each year the college will survey graduates to track and document “first destination” outcomes of the responding graduates. The report contains the current status of the respective graduates by degree and major. It also lists the employers of those responding graduates working in their fields and the names of the institutions the graduates indicate they plan to transfer to continue their education.

Informational Videos

Major & Career Exploration with Career Coach (13 Minutes):  Learn about everything Career Coach can offer, from helping you to identify your interests to exploring majors and careers.


Past Workshops

"30 Minute Matters" was a workshop series designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn the basics of a variety of personal and professional development topics in only 30 minutes. You can view our recorded presentations on Interviewing and Resume Writing below. 

Interview Skills: (22 Minutes) This  video provides a brief overview of the interview process, tips on how to prepare for the interview, and reviews the different styles of interview questions to help students know what to expect in an interview. 

Intro to Resume Writing: (28 Minutes) This  video discusses resume writing, including what content to include as well as how to format the document. This video is  intended to provide students with the basics of resume writing. 


Past Events

Alumni Career/Transfer Panel (50 Minutes): This video highlights 5 alumni talking about their time at Penn Highlands, transfer experience, current position, as well as tips for success.

We are pleased to offer you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you prepare more effectively for a job interview. Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions


Here’s how to set up your Big Interview account:

     STEP 1: Go to and click "Register".

     STEP 2: Enter your school email address, name, and password, and click “Create my Account”

     STEP 3: You'll then receive a confirmation email. Click "Verify" in the email, and you'll be able to start using Big Interview.